Monthly Archives: October 2010

Problems Associated With Cystic Fibrosis in Adults

Problems Associated With Cystic Fibrosis in Adults Most patients with cystic fibrosis are diagnosed when they are infants or toddlers. Some adults may be diagnosed with the disease but this is normally rare. Modern medicine has found ways of giving a cystic fibrosis patient a better standard of living and a longer life span. With this longer life span come more medical problems caused by cystic fibrosis. Adults who recently have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis may want to ask […]

Improving Eyesight -Near or Far

Improving Eyesight -Near or Far Two of the most common visually ailments are Myopia and Presbyopia; otherwise known as near-and far-sightedness. Both are ailments effect vision and the distance that is seen when looking at objects. Both ailments can be cured on their own if allowed. Almost all eye ailments are caused from bad habits learned as children, and strain on the eyes. Improving Eyesight -Near or Far   Myopia is caused by the eyeballs elongating. This ailment is caused […]

The Risk Factors of Prostate Cancer

The Risk Factors of Prostate Cancer Before even a person can be diagnosed of a disease, it is right to say that he or she brushed on several “risk factors,” which led to the development of the illness.  Risk factors are what you call “triggers” that act as agents prompting cancer cells to sprout like mushrooms in your system. The present environment poses numerous risk factors such as radiation, pollution, and unhealthy activities that deplete your body’s immunity. Of course, […]

Prostrate Cancer Prevention

Prostrate Cancer Prevention Prostate cancer prevention holds exciting possibilities for the future and suggests some prostate cancer prevention strategies for men to use now. When deciding on what prevention strategies to adopt, keep in mind that several of the strongest known risk factors for prostate cancer are wildcards. They are simply beyond your control. These include: Genetics. The risk of prostate cancer is higher if other men (father or brothers) in your family have had the disease. Age. Prostate cancer […]

How Nail Fungi Develops

How Nail Fungi Develops In order to find ways of defeating fungal infections, one should first have basic knowledge of how fungi grow and develop. Some fungi can be used for beneficial purposes, while others can cause harmful infections. Unlike other microscopic organisms, fungi do not depend on sunlight in order to survive. There are many types of fungi. Fungi which cause nail infection are classified under the group dermatophytes. Other types of fungi, such as molds and yeasts, can also infect one’s nails. How […]

Drug Treatments Often Prescribed for Cystic Fibrosis

Drug Treatments Often Prescribed for Cystic Fibrosis A child or adult diagnosed with cystic fibrosis may require an initial stay in the hospital to begin treatment of certain drugs developed for this disease. Symptoms of cystic fibrosis can range from mild to severe and will be different for each patient. Most cystic fibrosis patients are diagnosed by the age of three but adults may be diagnosed also. Babies and toddlers may have varying symptoms such as chronic cough, frequent bouts […]

HGH – What is Human Growth Hormone?

HGH – What is Human Growth Hormone? HGH is a natural chemical (hormone) produced by the pituitary gland that provides for the growth and maintenance of human tissue. Humans begin to produce HGH at birth and varying levels of HGH circulate in the bloodstream until death. Combined with other hormones and substances, HGH facilitates the building of bone and muscle as well as the production of cells that help organs and tissues grow and repair themselves. HGH levels reach their […]

All about reflexology associations

All about reflexology associations When it comes to getting a career as a reflexologist, everybody accepts that one of the most important steps that you can take is to get certified by the American Reflexology Certification Board. Few people realize, however, how useful it can be to become a member of a reflexology association. In this article, we’ll give you an overview of why you should join a reflexology association if you are a reflexologist and we’ll let you know […]

What about Blood pressure?

What about Blood pressure? Blood pressure or vascular pressure is one of the vital signs that is being measured or checked to assess the patient’s level of physical functioning.   Blood pressure starts at the heart. Every time the heart beats, it squeezes down the chambers. When chambers are compressed, blood squirts into the artery and puts pressure on the walls of the artery.   The pressure of the blood decreases as blood circulates through the blood vessels – arteries, […]